Nick Saban admits he ‘finds it hard to enjoy’ football on TV
Many find it difficult to separate from work, and sometimes watching TV or a sporting event can be relaxing. But it doesn’t sound like that for Nick Saban.
“To be honest with you, I really struggle to enjoy the game when I watch it,” the legendary manager said during a weekly radio appearance.
The problem lies in the amount of study he has done in the game throughout his career. Maybe it’s seeing football full of mistakes that frustrates him or his need to fix every problem he sees on the pitch.
“All the time I spend, whether it’s watching a defensive team for our offensive readiness or the other team’s attack for defensive readiness – what you’re constantly looking for is what are the issues, what’s causing the issues, what kind of adjustments do you have to make if we play against that? That’s all I do,” Saban continued.
“I find myself like at the end of the game saying, ‘Why didn’t they call time out? … I’m like running a game like we’re playing the game. So I’m like, ‘What can we watch on Netflix?’ »
Tom Brady also said at the start of the season that he had seen “a lot of bad football” this season while watching others. Saban and Alabama are in a down year for the Crimson Tide at 8-2 and in danger of missing the college football playoffs.
Few people share the football intelligence of Saban and Brady. And, it seems, their frustration with mistakes.
New York Post